Pangaea Zimbabwe is looking for a MERL Officer in Harare

Monitoring, Evaluation, Results and Learning (MERL) Officer

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Monitoring, Evaluation, Results and Learning (MERL) Officer

  • Post Date:May 11, 2021
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Harare

Pangaea Zimbabwe is a non-profit organization initially registered as a Trust in 2012 (Trust Deed MA909/2012) and transitioned to a Private Voluntary Organisation in 2020 (PVO# 10/20). Pangaea works to improve the health and well-being of people in Zimbabwe with a special focus on those affected and infected by HIV. Pangaea partners with governments, academic institutions, researchers, community-based organizations, private sector, civil society and communities to bring about transformation through the provision of quality health care, education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. We do this by using evidence and research to develop and deliver novel programs that increase access to services, change behaviours and improve lives. PZAT is committed to support progress towards universal health coverage, HIV epidemic control and ending AIDS by 2030. PZAT is currently collaborating with the Coalition to Accelerate and Support Prevention Research (CASPR); to strengthen and expand an informed, action-oriented global advocacy network of civil society and community-based organizations that support and facilitate HIV prevention research and maintain active, informed engagement with researchers and policy makers. PZAT, seeks to hire a competent MERL officer to join the team and support this work.

Job summary

  • The MERL officer will be based in Harare and will work closely with Programme Quality Coordinator and existing MERL Officer to provide technical support and MERL capacity building to CASPR partners.
  • S/he is responsible for ensuring that all information and data from project activities across CASPR are captured, documented, analyzed and reported in a results-based and timely manner for internal and external reporting according to the MERL Management Plan.
  • The MERL officer will also strengthen the learning work of the MERL hub such as supporting the development of case studies, training partners and providing support in the development of SPARC stories; and monitoring and summarizing learnings from inter-CASPR collaborations and engagements on existing social media/ communications platforms.


  • June 2021 to December 2021

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carries out key MERL functions in the implementation and ongoing development of MERL plan;
  • Point person for partner MERL requests/communication;
  • Works closely with Programme Quality Coordinator and MERL Officer to provide technical support and MERL capacity building to CASPR partners (virtual/ in-country support and technical assistance on the use of CASPR M&E and learning tools and sound data collection);
  • Compiles reports and summaries from CASPR partners;
  • Ensures the timely implementation of the CASPR MERL plan by partners.
  • This position’s LOE is 100%.

Qualifications, experience, and key competencies required

  • First degree in social/behavioral sciences or related discipline;
  • 1+ years relevant working experience in a programme M&E role; in health or development sector;
  • Strong knowledge of typical M&E activities (Log frames, quantitative and qualitative methodologies & analytical approaches);
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of health advocacy;
  • Experience working with multiple civil society stakeholders in HIV and health programming;
  • Multi-level oral & written communication skills;
  • Analytic and creative thinking with ability to work independently.
  • Experience in training and participatory methodology is an added advantage.

To apply

Interested candidates should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to: [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 21 May 2021